On Display @ Market Square Geelong, 18 Feb – 18 March

Three years in the making, the Elements of Culture Photographic Project pays tribute to the important contribution our local diverse communities have made to the success of Pako Festa over its 40-year history.

Pako Festa is Geelong’s unique annual event with a strong blending of cultures, civic pride and community ownership offering a unique experience and we sincerely thank the local diverse communities for inviting us to discover traditions and important elements of culture.  Local photographer Chrissie Francis has captured images that reflect Geelong’s rich and diverse community, elements of culture and most importantly, a level of pride reflected in each portrait.

We thank the communities for sharing, preserving and teaching us more and more each year about cultural diversity.

Communities represented:

Wadawurrung, Arabic, Bangladeshi, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, Fijian, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hazara, Hungarian, Indonesian, Iranian, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Karenni, Lao-Thai, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malayalee, Maori, Nepalese, Nigerian, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Scottish, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Syriac, Ukrainian. 

All Photo Credits: Chrissie Francis

Makeup and Hair by Tahnee Powell – Make & Do. Location HMUA

Arabic Portrait

Arabic

Bangladeshi Portrait

Bangladeshi

Bosnian Portrait

Bosnian

Chinese Portrait

Chinese

Croatian Portrait

Croatian

Dutch Portrait

Dutch

Fijian Portrait

Fijian

Filipino Portrait

Filipino

French Portrait

French

German Portrait

German

Greek Portrait

Greek

Hazara Portrait

Hazara

Hungarian Portrait

Hungarian

Indonesian Portrait

Indonesian

Iranian Portrait

Iranian

Italian Portrait

Italian

Japanese Portrait

Japanese

Karen Portrait

Karen

Karenni Portrait

Karenni

Lao-Thai Portrait

Lao-Thai

Lithuanian Portrait

Lithuanian

Macedonian Portrait

Macedonian

Malayalee Portrait

Malayalee

Maori Portrait

Maori

Nepalese Portrait

Nepalese

Nigerian Portrait

Nigerian

Polish Portrait

Polish

Punjabi Portrait

Punjabi

Russian Portrait

Russian

Scottish Portrait

Scottish

Serbian Portrait

Serbian

Slovenian Portrait

Slovenian

Spanish Portrait

Spanish

Syriac Portrait

Syriac

Ukrainian Portrait

Ukrainian

Wadawurrung Portrait

Wadawurrung